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TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2011

MARVEL COMICS FOR APRIL -- TRADE PAPERBACKS

JINX: THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTION GN-HC

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Penciled by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Cover by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS FIRST TIME IN HARDCOVER! POWERS co-creator Brian Michael Bendis brings back his Eisner Award-winning crime-comic classic in an all-new collection! A female bounty hunter, a handsome small-time grifter and his smarmy partner search for a hidden treasure that takes them on a winding trail through the seedy underbelly of Cleveland -- a treasure that's a ticket out of the city and out of "the life." The treasure hunt propels this character-driven film noir loosely based on the western classic The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Collecting JINX #1-4.

480 pages, black and white, $24.99.

ACTS OF VENGEANCE CROSSOVERS OMNIBUS HC

Written by WALTER SIMONSON, ARCHIE GOODWIN, ROY & DANN THOMAS, PETER DAVID, MIKE BARON, CARL POTTS, CHUCK DIXON, ANN NOCENTI, TERRY AUSTIN, JAMES HUDNALL, LOUISE SIMONSON, CHRIS CLAREMONT, DWAYNE MCDUFFIE & GERRY CONWAY Penciled by RICH BUCKLER, RON LIM, JOHN BYRNE, JACKSON GUICE, JEFF PURVES, BILL REINHOLD, JIM LEE, SAL VELLUTO, JOHN ROMITA JR., ERNIE COLON, JOHN CALIMEE, TERRY SHOEMAKER, GEOFF ISHERWOOD, ROB LIEFELD, PAUL SMITH & ALEX SAVIUK Covers by ALAN DAVIS & ROB LIEFELD

The Acts of Vengeance are here, and no hero is left untouched! Witness some of the most unexpected battles of all time! Wolverine vs. Tiger Shark! Dr. Strange vs. Hobgoblin! The Punisher vs. Dr. Doom! Daredevil vs. Ultron! Power Pack vs. Typhoid Mary! And while the Fantastic Four fight against the passing of a Super Hero Registration Act, Psylocke is changed forever at the hands of Mojo! Collecting Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #334-336; WOLVERINE (1988) #19-20; DR. STRANGE, SORCEROR SUPREME (1988) #11-13; INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #363; PUNISHER (1987) #28-29; PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL (1988) #12-13; MARC SPECTOR: MOON KNIGHT (1989) #8-10; DAREDEVIL (1964) #275-276; POWER PACK (1984) #53; ALPHA FLIGHT (1983) #79-80; NEW MUTANTS (1983) #84-86; UNCANNY X-MEN #256-258; X-FACTOR (1986) #49-50; DAMAGE CONTROL (1989) #1-4; and WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #64-65.

752 pages, $99.99.

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE AVENGERS VOL. 11 HC

Written by ROY THOMAS & STEVE ENGLEHART with HARLAN ELLISON & STEVE GERBER Penciled by RICH BUCKLER & DON HECK with GEORGE TUSKA, JOHN BUSCEMA, DAVE COCKRUM, JIM STARLIN & SAM KWESKIN Cover by DON HECK

Avengers Assemble! Back in another beautifully restored MARVEL MASTERWORKS edition, Cap, Iron Man, Thor and the gang present another set of trendsetting adventures! Starting off with an intriguing Harlan Ellison adaptation, there's no time wasted upping the ante when the mutant-hunting Sentinels return from the heart of the sun. Then, the order changeth! After six years as writer of Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Roy Thomas passes the torch to the new scribe who would take the super-team to even loftier heights. Enter: Steve Englehart! Without skipping a beat, he descends into the time-lost Savage Land and brings back the Black Panther -- all the while devising the machinations of the Grim Reaper and the Space Phantom that cruelly twist the Vision to their will. The tension peaks when Hawkeye quits, and the mutant menace Magneto takes out not just the Avengers, but the X-Men, too. Toss in Daredevil and the Black Widow, and what we've got here is an epic in the Marvel manner. Collecting THE AVENGERS #101-111 and DAREDEVIL #99.

272 pages, $54.99.

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 6 TPB

Written by STAN LEE Penciled by JACK KIRBY Cover by JACK KIRBY

Continuing their greatest-hits streak on the "The World's Greatest Comic Magazine," Stan Lee and Jack Kirby weren't content just to introduce the Inhumans, Galactus and the Silver Surfer. No, a three-peat was thinking far, far smaller than the most amazing team in comics' history imagined. Their followup was a heart-wrenching tale of tragedy and heroism titled "This Man! This Monster!" If this story doesn't make you come to love Benjamin J. Grimm, then yer heart must be made of orange rock, fella! Because the greatest Fantastic Four story wasn't enough, Stan and Jack had yet another unmatched milestone waiting in the wings: the debut of the world's first African super hero, the Black Panther, and his kingdom of Wakanda! And that's just the start! In the pages of this MARVEL MASTERWORKS, you'll also encounter the vile Klaw; see the Silver Surfer go toe-to-toe with the Thing; watch the Human Torch face his namesake, the original 1940s Torch; and wonder in shock and awe at how the Fantastic Four can hope to overcome Dr. Doom when he's wrested the Power Cosmic from the Surfer himself! We can't guarantee you won't wear out the pages of this volume reading stories this great again and again! You may want to order two just in case! Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR #51-60 and ANNUAL #4.

240 pages, $24.99.

S.H.I.E.L.D.: ARCHITECTS OF FOREVER HC

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN Penciled by DUSTIN WEAVER Cover by GERALD PAREL

Leonardo Da Vinci was an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. So was Issac Newton. So were Imhotep and Zhang Heng and Galileo and many other geniuses throughout time. They were the first heroes to defeat Galactus and the Brood and turn Celestials back. They saved the world long before Captain America or Iron Man were ever born, but what does this mean to our heroes of today? What does this mean to Nick Fury? Do not miss this Marvel Comics masterpiece that fans will be talking about for decades to come. Collecting S.H.I.E.L.D. #1-6 and materials from S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 DIRECTOR'S CUT.

176 pages, $24.99.

THE MARVEL ART OF MIKE DEODATO HC

Written by JOHN RHETT THOMAS Penciled by MIKE DEODATO Cover by MIKE DEODATO

Mike Deodato made a big splash during the mid-'90s with a style combining a solid grasp of anatomy; layouts bristling with dynamic energy; and a brash, trendsetting dynamism that set him apart as a visionary Marvel could build around for the rest of the decade and beyond. With his startling work on Warren Ellis' THOR setting the pace, Deodato's later triumphs on INCREDIBLE HULK, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN and THUNDERBOLTS set the stage for his jaw-dropping visuals on DARK AVENGERS -- where the stark, moody character of his work was a perfect match for writer Brian Michael Bendis' deconstruction of Norman Osborn's sanity. THE MARVEL ART OF MIKE DEODATO celebrates the vibrant and vital career of one of comics' elite artists with a bounty of interior and cover art, character sketches, and unpublished work. Featuring commentary from many of Mike's industry peers as well as the artist himself!

240 pages, $49.99.

INVADERS NOW! HC Story by CHRISTOS GAGE & ALEX ROSS

Written by CHRISTOS GAGE Penciled by CAIO REISS Cover by ALEX ROSS

The greatest super heroes of World War II blaze into action -- this time in the modern world! For the first time in decades, the original Invaders are alive and active at the same time! But what mysterious force has drawn them all together, and how does it relate to the darkest moment in Invaders history -- an event so horrifying it threatens all life on Earth today? Featuring Captain America! The Sub-Mariner! The original Human Torch and Toro! The Golden Age Vision! Spitfire! Union Jack! And Steve Rogers! Collecting INVADERS NOW! #1-5.

120 pages, $29.99.

DARK AVENGERS HC

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Penciled by MIKE DEODATO JR., GREG HORN & CHRIS BACHALO Cover by MIKE DEODATO JR.

There they are, a new team of Earth's Mightiest Heroes, the sunlight gleaming off their smiling faces and an adoring crowd on hand to cheer them as they take the stage! Spider-Man, Wolverine, Ms. Marvel, Hawkeye -- you know them, you love them! They're your Avengers, and they are here to protect you! Except...things are not as they appear. With the real Avengers underground, who are these heroes that look like them, and why have they been assembled? The Dark Reign has begun, and the Dark Avengers are at the epicenter of Norman Osborn's insane plans for the Marvel Universe! Collecting DARK AVENGERS #1-6 and #9-16, and ANNUAL #1.

400 pages, $49.99.

THOR: THE ART OF THOR THE MOVIE HC

Written by MATTHEW K. MANNING Continuing their popular ART OF series of movie tie-in books, Marvel presents its latest blockbuster achievement! Featuring exclusive production artwork, behind-the-scenes photography, and in-depth interviews with the cast and crew, THE ART OF THOR provides an insider's look into the making of the highly anticipated film directed by Kenneth Branagh, and starring Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins and Natalie Portman.

Written by comic-book author and historian Matthew K. Manning with dynamic page designs by MAZ!

224 pages, $49.99.

THOR: FOR ASGARD HC

Written by ROBERT RODI Penciled by SIMONE BIANCHI Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI

Beginning an epic adventure showcasing the God of Thunder as you've never seen him before! The vassals of Asgard are in armed revolt...Odin is missing...Balder is dead...and the entire continent is battered by a years-long winter. How can Thor put the empire back together, especially with his mighty hammer Mjolnir mysteriously denied him? Collecting THOR: FOR ASGARD #1-6.

144 pages, $24.99.

THOR/IRON MAN: GOD COMPLEX PREMIERE HC

Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING Penciled by SCOT EATON Cover by STEPHEN SEGOVIA

Thor -- God of Thunder, Son of Asgard, heir to the ancient and mythic heritage of divine power! Iron Man -- invincible hero, miracle of technology, offspring of scientific genius and engineering wonder! These two mightiest of Avengers come together to face a menace that is both magical and technological, and which threatens to wipe away the pantheons of legend and science so it can replace them with a shocking new order for the 21st century! Collecting IRON MAN/THOR #1-4 and material from THOR SPOTLIGHT.

112 pages, $19.99.

THOR: OFFICIAL INDEX TO THE MARVEL UNIVERSE GN-TPB

Written by VARIOUS

Get the complete history of the God of Thunder from his earliest appearances all the way up to the present day. This book comes packed with synopses -- introducing you to the characters, teams, places and equipment that appeared within; and providing vital information about all things Thor! Collecting material from AVENGERS, THOR & CAPTAIN AMERICA: OFFICIAL INDEX TO THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #1-12.

328 pages, $19.99.

WARRIORS THREE: DOG DAY AFTERNOON HC

Written by BILL WILLINGHAM Penciled by NEIL EDWARDS Cover by SALVA ESPIN

Hath the world known anyone so noble as Hogun? So dashing as Fandral? So...er...great as the mighty Volstagg? Hath the world ever known anything like the Warriors Three? The answer is "no," and that's probably a good thing -- for the tectonic plates of Midgard most likely could not withstand such...ah...might. But lo, an evil is brewing down in the depths of Hel that neither man nor God is prepared for. When an ancient monster is let loose on the world, only the Warriors Three are able to rise to the challenge! From the bestselling comics writer Bill Willingham and breakout artist Neil Edwards comes a tale of such magnitude the Marvel Universe has never seen! Collecting WARRIORS THREE #1-4 -- plus a classic saga of the Warriors Three and a monster of greener color from 1968's TALES TO ASTONISH #101 and INCREDIBLE HULK #102 by Stan Lee, Gary Friedrich and Marie Severin.

128 pages, $24.99.

X-MEN: LIFEDEATH PREMIERE HC

Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT & ARNOLD DRAKE Penciled by BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH Cover by BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH

Visionary artist Barry Windsor-Smith takes on the Uncanny X-Men as Storm and Forge find themselves trapped on a primitive paradise world with no hope of escape! Spiral and Lady Deathstrike target Wolverine for death! And Dazzler is hunted by the Marauders, with only the X-Men to save her! Plus: The original X-Men go toe-to-toe against Blastaar, deadly menace from the Negative Zone, in Windsor-Smith first Marvel Masterwork! Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN #53, #186, #198, #205 and #214.

152 pages, $24.99.

SPIDER-MAN: THE DEATH OF JEAN DEWOLFF PREMIERE HC

Written by PETER DAVID Penciled by RICH BUCKLER & SAL BUSCEMA Covers by RICH BUCKLER, SAL BUSCEMA & MARK TEXEIRA

First the gun muzzle flashed before her, and then her life did. Who killed Jean DeWolff? Witness the web-slinger's race against time and death as a shotgun-wielding maniac carves a path of destruction through New York City in one of Spider-Man's most acclaimed, gripping and gritty adventures! Aided by Daredevil and police Det. Stan Carter, the wall-crawler must track down the madman known only as the Sin-Eater, who is determined to purge the city of sin. His cure, however, is murder. And his first victim is a close friend of Spider-Man's: police Capt. Jean DeWolff, cut down in the prime of her life. Now, the Sin-Eater's killing spree has taken on a new, personal meaning for Spider-Man -- and when the wall-crawler finally catches up with the Sin-Eater, Spidey may not be able to check his own fury and rage. In capturing the Sin-Eater, will Spider-Man become as great a danger as that which he pursues? Collecting PETER PARKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN (1976) #107-110 and #134-136.

168 pages, $24.99.

X-MEN: GOD LOVES, MAN KILLS TPB

Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT Penciled by BRENT ANDERSON Cover by BRENT ANDERSON

The Uncanny X-Men. Magneto, Master of Magnetism. The bitterest of enemies for years. Now, they must join forces against a new adversary who threatens them all and the entire world besides -- in the name of God. The members of the Stryker Crusade are poised to cleanse the earth, no matter how much blood stains their hands. With Professor X as their enemy and Magneto as their ally, the X-Men undergo an apocalyptic ordeal ordained by a minister gone mad! One of Chris Claremont's most powerful and influential stories, the partial basis for X2 is reprinted in softcover for the first time in years.

96 pages, $14.99.

X-MEN VS. AVENGERS/FANTASTIC FOUR TPB

Written by ROGER STERN, TOM DEFALCO, CHRIS CLAREMONT & STAN LEE Penciled by MARC SILVESTRI, KEITH POLLARD, JON BOGDANOVE & JACK KIRBY Cover by KEITH POLLARD

Two titanic tussles for the price of one! First: When Magneto's on trial, he needs all the help he can get -- and he finds it in the remnants of his former fortress, Asteroid M! The X-Men aren't sure what his scheme is, but they're positive they don't want the Avengers and the Soviet Super-Soldiers to find out before they do! It's multi-team warfare with the eyes of the world on all three! Then: On the verge of disintegration, Kitty Pryde seems resigned to her doom -- but the X-Men will do anything to save her, even bargain with a worse doom...Doctor Doom! What stunning secret prevents Mr. Fantastic and the Fantastic Four from saving the day instead? Is he terrified of failing because his greatest failure -- the fateful rocket flight -- might have really been his greatest success? Do the answers all come down to wunderkind Franklin Richards? Also featuring the X-Men's fabulous first face-offs with the Avengers and Fantastic Four in Marvel's early era! Collecting X-MEN VS. THE AVENGERS #1-4, FANTASTIC FOUR VS. THE X-MEN #1-4, X-MEN #9 and FANTASTIC FOUR #28.

272 pages, $24.99.

ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS: BLADE VS. AVENGERS PREMIERE HC

Written by MARK MILLAR Penciled by STEVE DILLON Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU

Blade is back in a bad way, and that can only mean one thing: Vampires are afoot! Somebody is leaving behind a bloody trail of bite marks, and Blade's stake-ready to take them on. Could the mysterious figure donned in an iron suit have something to do with it? And who exactly is the new hero leaping around town in a devil costume? As the Avengers get deeper into black ops, there's no telling who'll be thirsting for blood and who'll be next on the menu! Bite into the next exhilarating saga of ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS by superstar creators MARK MILLAR (CIVIL WAR, KICK-ASS) and STEVE DILLON (PUNISHERMAX)! Collecting ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS 3 #1-6.

144 pages, $24.99.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE TRIAL OF CAPTAIN AMERICA PREMIERE HC

Written by ED BRUBAKER Penciled by BUTCH GUICE & MITCH BREITWEISER Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

Nothing will ever be the same again, and this time we mean it! Not even Captain America can escape the sins buried in his past, and Bucky Barnes' future hangs in the balance as evidence of the Winter Soldier's crimes comes to light. And with Bucky's trial distracting our heroes, the new Red Skull plots a terror attack at the heart of America! Plus: Steve Rogers emerged from the Super-Soldier Program to become the first Captain America, the Sentinel of Liberty. When he died, Bucky Barnes took up the shield to become a new kind of Captain America. With Barnes on trial, who will wield the legendary weapon? Who will become the new Captain of America? It's the start of a new era for the famed Avenger! Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA #611-615 and #615.1, and material from CAPTAIN AMERICA 70TH ANNIVERSARY MAGAZINE.

152 pages, $24.99.

FANTASTIC FOUR BY JONATHAN HICKMAN VOL. 4 PREMIERE HC

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN Penciled by STEVE EPTING & NICK DRAGOTTA Cover by ALAN DAVIS

Now joined by artist Steve Epting (CAPTAIN AMERICA), Jonathan Hickman's tenure on FANTASTIC FOUR hits critical mass! The War of Four Cities has begun -- and when it's run its course, one member of the Fantastic Four will have breathed their last! Change is in the air as the World's Greatest Comic Magazine lives up to its motto! Featuring the return of Doctor Doom and Galactus, a trip to Nu-World, the Old Kings of Atlantis and Namor, the all-new Yancy Street Gang, the day the Thing becomes human again, and more! Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR #583-588.

160 pages, $19.99.

X-23 VOL. 1: THE KILLING DREAM PREMIERE HC

Written by MARJORIE LIU Penciled by WILL CONRAD & SANA TAKEDA Cover by DANNI SHINYA LUO

After the events of SECOND COMING and the stunning conclusion to X-FORCE, X-23 strikes out on her own in this all-new tale, by bestselling author Marjorie Liu and spinning out of the events of WOLVERING GOES TO HELL! X-23 has never been a normal teenager -- but with a demonic Wolverine on the loose, her dreams of becoming that normal teen seem less possible than ever. When the images this imposter Wolverine has been filling her head with become real, who can she turn to? And where is the real Wolverine in all of this? Cast adrift, and hunted by those she once considered friends, X-23 is forced to confront the Devil himself to save her soul. But does she even have one? X-23's questions about herself will lead her down a path more dangerous than any she's ever encountered, one that ties directly into the past of another orphan: Remy Le Beau, a.k.a. Gambit! Collecting X-23 #1-6.

152 pages, $19.99.

UNCANNY X-FORCE: THE APOCALYPSE SOLUTION PREMIERE HC

Written by RICK REMENDER Pencils by JEROME OPENA Cover by ESAD RIBIC

Wolverine promised Cyclops that X-Force would disband. He lied. A secret society has resurrected En Sabah Nur, putting into motion events that will turn this age of heroes into an Age of Apocalypse! To hold them back, Wolverine and Archangel bring together Fantomex, Deadpool and Psylocke to form the Uncanny X-Force! Stained by their history, they are the only ones capable of making the hard resolutions necessary. A band of likeminded friends and mercenaries set to one purpose, one big ugly task: kill Apocalypse by any means. Collecting UNCANNY X-FORCE #1-4 and material from WOLVERINE: ROAD TO HELL.

120 pages, $19.99.

RUNAWAYS VOL. 2: TEENAGE WASTELAND DIGEST (NEW PRINTING)

Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN Penciled by ADRIAN ALPHONA & TAKESHI MIYAZAWA Cover by JO CHEN

Stranger danger! Still on the run from their super-villain parents, this motley crew of super-powered kids finds a kindred spirit in a daring young stranger and welcomes him into their fold. But will this dashing young man help the teenagers defeat their villainous parents, or tear them apart? One troubled member finds out, as she leaves the group's hideout with their new recruit, who reveals his startling secret, putting the entire team in jeopardy! Plus: Who do you send to catch a group of missing, runaway teenage super heroes? Marvel's original teen runaway crimefighters, Cloak and Dagger, make their first major appearance in years! Collecting RUNWAWAYS (2003) #7-12.

152 pages, $9.99.

RUNAWAYS VOL. 1: PRIDE & JOY DIGEST (NEW PRINTING)

Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN Penciled by ADRIAN ALPHONA Cover by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA

At some point in their lives, all young people believe their parents are evil -- but what if they really are? Meet Alex, Karolina, Gert, Chase, Molly and Nico -- whose lives are about to take an unexpected turn. When these six young friends discover their parents are all secretly super-powered villains, the shocked teens find strength in one another. Together, they run away from home and straight into the adventure of their lives -- vowing to turn the tables on their evil legacy. Collecting RUNWAWAYS (2003) #1-6.

152 pages, $9.99.

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS -- CLASS PORTRAITS GN-TPB

Written by VARIOUS Art by VARIOUS Cover by RAMON PEREZ & ROGER CRUZ

Four untold tales of the X-Men's First Class! Scott Summers: Team leader, always helping people in need. Also: Never happy! Maybe a visit from Batroc the Leaper and the Circus of Crime can shed some light on what makes Cyclops tick! Nothing ruins spring break faster than a giant monster stomping through the streets of the city. But what are Iceman and Angel to do when all the "real" super heroes are too busy to help? Before the Brotherhood, before his greatest battles with the X-Men, there was a man named Erik Magnus, gathering mutants to join his cause. Does the young Magneto have what it takes to build an army? When Jean Grey's best friend was tragically killed in a car accident, her strange psychic powers appeared. Now, alongside four other gifted youngsters, she must learn to master her mutant abilities -- before they destroy her! Plus: untold tales guest-starring Spider-Man, the Thing, the Hulk, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch! Collecting CYCLOPS #1, ICE MAN AND ANGEL #1, MAGNETO #1, MARVEL GIRL #1; and material from SPIDER-MAN FAMILY #8-9 and MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS (2007) #3.

144 pages, $14.99.

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN: SENSATIONAL DIGEST

Written by PAUL TOBIN Penciled by MATTEO LOLLI Cover by PATRICK SCHERBERGER

There's a 16-year-old kid that got bit by a radioactive spider. It gave him powers. He acted like a brat and lost someone he loved because of it. He's doing his best to make up for that. His name's Peter Parker, but you can call him Spider-Man! It's wall-to-wall mayhem in the Mighty Marvel Manner with four original tales of everybody's favorite teenage wall-crawler! Featuring the villainy of the Vulture, the Scorpion and the Lizard -- and an all-out battle on the streets of New York between Spider-Man and the Torino crime family! Guest-starring Wolverine! Collecting SPIDER-MAN #9-12.

96 pages, $9.99.

AVENGERS: EARTH'S MIGHTIEST HEROES GN-TPB

Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST Penciled by SCOTT WEGENER & PATRICK SCHERBERGER

Based on the Disney XD animated series! What do you do when the world's vilest villains attack? Call Earth's Mightiest Heroes to save the day! It's Iron Man vs. the Crimson Dynamo! Ant-Man vs. the Mad Thinker and his Awesome Android! Captain America and Thor vs. a threat bigger than both of them! And the Avengers vs. Masters of Evil as the two teams collide to decide once and for all: Will might make right...or wrong? Plus: Follow the exploits of everyone's favorite arrow-flinger, Hawkeye; and join Captain America, Iron Man and Thor for a rousing adventure featuring daring and destruction in the Mighty Marvel Manner! Brought to you by superstar writer Christopher Yost (X-FORCE), and incredible artists Scott Wegener (Atomic Robo) and Patrick Scherberger (WORLD WAR HULKS)! Collecting AVENGERS: EARTH'S MIGHTIEST HEROES #1-4.

112 pages, $14.99.

TALES OF THE DRAGON GUARD: INTO THE VEIL PREMIERE HC

Written by ANGE Penciled by PHILIPPE BRIONES, CRISTIAN PATY & LAURENT SIEURAC Cover by CRISTIAN PATY

The women warriors of the Dragon Guard fight to the death in three epic tales of valor and victory! Tens of thousands of creatures deformed by the mysterious curse of the Veil surge through the country like a wave of death, and only the Order of the Dragon Guard is strong enough to stand in their way! At the heart of the ruins of the Doge's Palace lies the Arken jewel; he who wears it will inherit the throne. Their intentions of the two Dragon Knights and their apprentice hoping to get their hands on the precious stone may be noble, but the ruins shelter strange creatures who wish to tear them apart nonetheless! On a journey to destroy a hidden dragon, Dragon Knight Raiad is wounded and taken into a mountain town to heal. But whole village is affected by the Veil, which Raiad has been trained to eradicate from a young age. Collecting TALES OF THE DRAGON GUARD: INTO THE VEIL #1-3.

152 pages, $24.99.

TRON: ORIGINAL MOVIE ADAPTATION GN-TPB

Written by PETER DAVID Penciled by MIRCO PIERFEDERICI Cover by GREG LAND In conjunction with Walt Disney Pictures' high-tech adventure, TRON: LEGACY, now playing in U.S. theaters in Disney Digital 3D and IMAX 3D -- Marvel Comics is proud to bring to you a stunning new visualization of the first TRON film. Adapted by legendary scribe PETER DAVID (X-FACTOR, DARK TOWER) and stunningly illustrated by MIRCO PIERFEDERICI (X-MEN LEGACY, DARK WOLVERINE), there's no better way to get downloaded into the TRON universe!! Don't miss this legendary comics event! Collecting TRON: ORIGINAL MOVIE ADAPTATION 1-2, plus exclusive bonus content!

112 pages, $9.99.

SENSE & SENSIBILITY GN-TPB

Written by NANCY BUTLER Penciled by SONNY LIEW Cover by SONNY LIEW

Two-time Rita Award-winner Nancy Butler returns to Jane Austen's world, accompanied by internationally acclaimed artist Sonny Liew! Marvel's adaptation of PRIDE & PREJUDICE spent 13 weeks on The New York Times Graphic Novel Best-Seller list, and now comes the adaptation of Jane Austen's first novel. Published in 1811, it introduced readers to the world of Elinor and Marianne Dashwood, two daughters without parents or means, forced to experience hardship, romance and heartbreak -- all in the hopes of achieving love and lasting happiness. Collecting SENSE & SENSIBILITY #1-5.

128 pages, $14.99.

CHAOS WAR TPB

Written by GREG PAK & FRED VAN LENTE Penciled by KHOI PHAM with REILLY BROWN Cover by ED McGUINNESS

Bigger than INFINITY GAUNTLET! More cosmic than ANNIHILATION! Since the end of SECRET INVASION, the Chaos King has amassed his army of alien slave gods -- and the time to strike Earth is now! Only the greatest Marvel heroes can oppose him, all led by the newly returned god of heroes: Hercules! But are even his incredible new powers enough to stand against the greatest threat the Marvel Universe has ever seen: a mad god who seeks to destroy reality itself? Plus: While thought dead, Hercules was trapped in a dangerous world that threatened his very sanity. Find out the secret of his exile in a special bonus story! Collecting CHAOS WAR #1-5, an all-new CHAOS WAR SAGA and material X-MEN: CURSE OF THE MUTANTS SPOTLIGHT.

168 pages, $19.99.

CHAOS WAR: AVENGERS TPB

Written by FRED VAN LENTE, MIKE AVON OEMING & J. M. DEMATTEIS Penciled by TOM GRUMMETT, STEPHEN SEGOVIA & BRIAN CHING Cover by TOM GRUMMETT

The Vision. Captain Mar-Vell. Yellowjacket. Deathcry. Swordsman. Dr. Druid. All lost their lives in the line of duty -- or in disgrace. When Earth's Mightiest Heroes are themselves laid low in the carnage of the CHAOS WAR, and the graves give up their dead, these six find themselves mysteriously returned to reassemble against the Chaos King's most fearsome ally -- one of the Avengers' greatest foes! It's a final chance at redemption and a second life -- and an opportunity to prove, once and for all, that they're worthy of the name Avengers. Plus: Ares defeated Chaos King once before, but now the God of War is dead and armed only with his love for his lost son. How can he stop the living oblivion Chaos King has become, even with the help of Zeus and Hera? And at what price comes defeat? And in the midst of the epic battle raging through CHAOS WAR, Thor squares off against a foe who may be the most powerful he's ever faced: the alien god known only as Glory! This powerhouse has his sites set on helping Chaos King destroy all reality, so what hope does a simple Thunder God have of stopping him? Collecting CHAOS WAR: DEAD AVENGERS #1-3, CHAOS WAR: ARES #1, CHAOS WAR: THOR #1-2 and material from X-MEN: CURSE OF THE MUTANTS SPOTLIGHT.

152 pages, $19.99.

PUNISHER: FRANKEN-CASTLE TPB

Written by RICK REMENDER & DANIEL WAY Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR., TONY MOORE, ROLAND BOSCHI, PACO DIAZ, JEFTE PALO, DAN BRERETON & STEPHEN SEGOVIA Cover by TONY MOORE

The Punisher joins the Legion of Monsters! Hundreds have tried, but only Daken, the son Wolverine, succeeds in killing Frank Castle -- but even in the face of death, the Punisher won't stay down! With his remains stitched back together into a heap of scarred flesh and machinery, the Punisher is reborn as the terrifying monster Franken-Castle! The monsters of the Marvel universe are being hunted into extinction, and the Punisher is resurrected by Morbius the Living Vampire and his cohorts in the Legion of Monsters to be their savior. Will Franken-Castle forsake those who saved him, or does enough humanity remain beneath the stitched-together husk of a man to join their cause and fight alongside the Legion as one of their own? Plus: Franken-Castle seeks revenge on his killer, and he finds it in Tokyo! Collecting DARK REIGN: THE LIST -- PUNISHER, PUNISHER #11-16, FRANKEN-CASTLE #17-21 and DARK WOLVERINE #88-89.

344 pages, $34.99.

DEADPOOL CORPS VOL. 1: POOL-POCALYPSE NOW TPB

Written by VICTOR GISCHLER Penciled by ROB LIEFELD & MARAT MICHAELS Cover by ROB LIEFELD

Deadpool in spaaaaace! When the universe is in peril, there's only one hero who can protect us: Deadpool! (Wait, that can't be right...) The consciousness-sapping cosmic entity called the Awareness has wiped out the free will of millions of planets -- and it will take the combined might, cunning and unbridled insanity of the Deadpool Corps to stop it from destroying the galaxy! Handpicked from the cream of the alternate-universe crop, Lady Deadpool, Kid Deadpool, Dogpool and Zombie Headpool join the original Merc with a Mouth on an incredible interstellar adventure. If they can keep the in-fighting, vicious swordplay and binge drinking to a minimum, this crew of crazies just might just stand a chance. Collecting DEADPOOL CORPS #1-6.

144 pages, $16.99.

RED HULK: SCORCHED EARTH TPB

Written by JEFF PARKER Penciled by GABRIEL HARDMAN, MARK ROBINSON & ED MCGUINNESS Cover by ED MCGUINNESS

Take cover as Red Hulk enters a new age of sci-fi adventure! The score has been settled; the Incredible Hulk has beaten Red Hulk decisively. Now, Steve Rogers is on tap to give these explosive characters a sense of direction! For once on the side of angels, Red Hulk is tasked to deal with the deadly contingency plan left behind by Leader and M.O.D.O.K.: the apocalyptic Scorched Earth protocol. To save the world from the villains' dangerous doomsday scenarios, Red Hulk will need the help of Iron Man, Thor, Namor, Rick Jones (a.k.a. the awesome A-Bomb) and the one partner he thought he'd never team up with: the Hulk! With the wounds between them still fresh, the two big brutes of the Marvel Universe must bring their incredible power together, or it all ends here! But was there an even bigger development hidden behind this master plan? Plus: A classic Hulk enemy returns, and can only be defeated by...the Compound Hulk! Guest-starring Xemnu, the Impossible Man and Woodgod (yes, Woodgod)! Collecting Hulk #25-30.

192 pages, $16.99.

CAPTAIN AMERICA VS. THE RED SKULL TPB

Written by STAN LEE, GARY FRIEDRICH, ROGER MCKENZIE, J.M. DEMATTEIS, MARK GRUENWALD, ROY THOMAS & TONY SALMONS Penciled by JACK KIRBY, JOHN ROMITA, SAL BUSCEMA, MIKE ZECK, RON LIM, ARVELL JONES & TONY SALMONS Cover by JACK KIRBY

For decades, Captain America, Super-Soldier for the United States, and the Red Skull, evil agent of the Third Reich, have been the most bitter of foes! After multiple battles during World War II, both men have survived into the modern age, where the fights have only grown deadlier! With Cosmic Cubes, race riots, giant robots, an army of mind-controlled S.H.I.E.L.D. agents and haunted houses, the Red Skull just keeps coming back for more! Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS #1; TALES OF SUSPENSE (1959) #79-81; and CAPTAIN AMERICA (1968) #143, #226-227, #261-263 and #370; and material from CAPTAIN AMERICA ANNUAL #13 and CAPTAIN AMERICA: RED, WHITE & BLUE #1.

264 pages, $24.99.

SPIDER-MAN: ONE MOMENT IN TIME TPB

Written by JOE QUESADA Penciled by PAOLO RIVERA Cover by PAOLO RIVERA

Once upon a time, Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson gave up their marriage to save Aunt May's life. Now, the story of what really happened on their wedding day can be told! What were the words Mary Jane whispered to Mephisto? How did Aunt May survive? And how did the events of those dramatic days change the relationship between Peter and MJ forever? The controversial storyline "One More Day" left behind many questions, and "One Moment in Time" has all the answers! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #638-641.

152 pages, $19.99.

SPIDER-MAN: NEW YORK STORIES TPB

Written by KARL KESEL, KURT BUSIEK, STAN LEE, SEAN MCKEEVER, J.M. DEMATTEIS, FRANK TIERI, JOE CASEY & MARC GUGGENHEIM Penciled by PAULO SIQUEIRA, PATRICK OLLIFE, MARCOS MARTIN, STEPHANIE BUSCEMA, VAL SEMEIKS, ERIC CANETE , CHAD WAYNE HARDIN, JIM MAHFOOD & SANA TAKEDA Cover by PASQUAL FERRY

Revealed at last -- an untold tale of Spider-Man's first meeting with Captain America! Learn the secret history of how the web-head and the Star-Spangled Avenger saved the world from the deadly brains of the Rogue Scholars! Plus: Stan "The Man" on a mission! In the Marvel Universe, he sets out to make Spider-Man the House of Ideas' newest superstar! And in ours, he teams with artist Marcos Martin for a special feature that brings the real world into Spidey's world! Also featuring Frog-Man, J. Jonah Jameson Sr. and Aunt May, Hammerhead, Ben Reilly, Mary Jane Watson, Jackpot, and more! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #37; and material from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #634-645 and WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #1, #3-5 and #7-11.

168 pages, $19.99.

ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS: CRIME AND PUNISHMENT TPB

Written by MARK MILLAR Penciled by LEINIL FRANCIS YU Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU

Who can stop the Ghost Rider? A 7-foot-tall biker with a flaming skull for a head has been brutally murdering rich and powerful men across America. Someone in the White House wants it to stop -- immediately -- and has ordered the Avengers to take down the Ghost Rider by any means necessary. Hawkeye, War Machine, Black Widow, the hulking gangster Tyrone Cash and the infamous Punisher: Together, they are Nick Fury's Avengers -- assembled to do the jobs too dirty for the public-facing Ultimates team. But with a group of individuals this violent, this unstable, can any of them be trusted in the field? Collecting ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS 2 #1-6.

152 pages, $19.99.

DOOMWAR TPB

Written by JONATHAN MABERRY Penciled by SCOT EATON Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.

Revolution Wakanda! The royal family of Wakanda -- former Black Panther and King T'Challa, X-Man Queen Storm and the current Black Panther, Princess Shuri -- is unseated by a group of conservative dissidents in a coup funded and organized by the nefarious Dr. Doom! Having unlocked the mystical properties of the rare and precious metal Vibranium, Doom's political maneuvering gains him access to the world's largest store of the metal and the source of unlimited magical power. The royal family will require the help of Marvel's best -- the X-Men, the Fantastic Four and the always-ready-for-action Deadpool -- to stop Doom before he unlocks the power to rule the world! Collecting DOOMWAR #1-6.

144 pages, $15.99.

THUNDERBOLTS CLASSIC VOL. 1 TPB

Written by KURT BUSIEK & PETER DAVID Penciled by MARK BAGLEY, SAL BUSCEMA, STEVE EPTING, BOB MCLEOD, TOM GRUMMETT, RON RANDALL, GENE COLAN, DARICK ROBERTSON, GEORGE PREZ, CHRIS MARRINAN & MIKE DEODATO JR. Cover by MARK BAGLEY

Justice, like lightning! When the world's heroes disappear, a new team rises to take their place! Meet the Thunderbolts: Citizen V! Techno! MACH-1! Songbird! Meteorite! Atlas! But what dark secret are these heroes hiding? Read the stories that changed the way the world looks at redemption! Guest-starring the Hulk, Spider-Man, Black Widow and Franklin Richards! Collecting THUNDERBOLTS #1-5, #-1 and ANNUAL '97; INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #449; SPIDER-MAN TEAM-UP #7; and material from TALES OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #1.

296 pages, $29.99.

SENSATIONAL SHE-HULK BY JOHN BYRNE VOL. 1 TPB

Written by JOHN BYRNE Penciled by JOHN BYRNE Cover by JOHN BYRNE

From SAVAGE to SENSATIONAL! With John Byrne at the helm, witness She-Hulk go where no super hero has gone before: right through the fourth wall! Vs. Spider-Man! Beheaded! Against the wrath of Dr. Bong! Alongside Santa Claus! On her own Star Truck! Hosting a Golden Age guest star! Featuring the Wasp, Mr. Fantastic and Razorback! Collecting SENSATIONAL SHE-HULK #1-8 and material from MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS (1988) #18.

200 pages, $24.99.

ESSENTIAL THOR VOL. 5 TPB

Written by GERRY CONWAY & LEN WEIN Penciled by JOHN BUSCEMA, DON PERLIN & JIM MOONEY Cover by JOHN BUSCEMA

Thor, God of Thunder, wields Mjolnir across the nine worlds to save lives and thwart those who would imperil the Earth -- the Absorbing Man, Demon Druid and Mercurio the 4th-Dimensional Man -- and the greatest threats the universe has ever known: Mephisto; Xorr the God-Jewel; Ego the Living Planet; and Surtur, the Fire-Demon! Also featuring Asgardian favorites the Warriors Three, Balder, Heimdall, Odin and Sif! Collecting THOR #196-220.

528 pages, $19.99.

ESSENTIAL X-MEN VOL. 5 TPB (ALL-NEW EDITION)

Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT & BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR., BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH & STEVE LEIALOHA Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.

Still hated and feared by those they're sworn to protect, the X-Men face the Juggernaut, Doctor Doom and the Hellfire Club's newest recruits, the Hellions -- and team up with the Avengers, Spider-Man and Power Pack. Featuring the first appearances of Forge and Nimrod, and a chapter from the legendary SECRET WARS II crossover! Plus: parts one and two of Claremont and Windsor-Smith's unforgettable epic, "Lifedeath." Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN #180-198, UNCANNY X-MEN ANNUAL #8 and X-MEN/ALPHA FLIGHT #1-2.

632 pages, $19.99.

ESSENTIAL X-MEN VOL. 6 TPB (ALL-NEW EDITION)

Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT Penciled by VARIOUS Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.

"Mutant" means "change," and there was plenty of that when the Uncanny X-Men counted down to the Marvel Mutant Massacre -- beginning with the trial of Magneto! Rachel Summers became Phoenix, and the Brotherhood became Freedom Force! Lady Deathstrike became a cyborg, Moonstar a Valkyrie, Colossus a killer and Psylocke an X-Man! And Sabretooth first set his clawed foot into the X-Universe alongside his fellow Marauders! Guest-starring the original X-Factor, Power Pack and Thor! Gods, Morlocks, talking frogs and more! Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN #199-213, X-MEN ANNUAL #9, NEW MUTANTS #46, NEW MUTANTS SPECIAL EDITION #1, X-FACTOR #9-10, THOR #373-374 and POWER PACK #27.

656 pages, $19.99.





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